Meet the photographers redefining camera phone photography

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In the latest series of books published by Chicago-based publishing house Trope, three photographers share images taken using camera phones as their primary tool. Celebrating the work of Cocu Liu (Vol. 1), Neal Kumar (Vol. 2) and Jess Angell (Vol. 3) these books demonstrate that fine art photos don’t need to be taken on expensive cameras.

The first of the three books showcase the photography of Cocu Liu, a Beijing native who’s won multiple international photography awards and has been featured by Apple. His images document his travels around the world, using different styles of photography to capture a scene. Compiling a mix of dramatic cityscapes, abstract views and minimalist black and white shots, Liu really brings attention to the power of mobile photography.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.